“I love you… I’ll do anything for you… I’ll stretch canvas for you” - Life Lessons
I pulled the above quote from a short Martin Scorsese film starring Nick Nolte as an older famous artist facing a looming exhibition deadline as well as a disappearing muse. I was first introduced to the movie “Life Lessons” by a professor while still in college. He said he showed it to us because it was one of the few films at the time to actually show paint being put to canvas.
Over the past ten years, I have frequently used this film as a resource for inspiration. I’m not sure if it is the music or the ability to watch someone else actually “put paint on canvas”; but I occasionally find the film’s level of intensity soothing. – DN